Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,446
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 11%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,194 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

75%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Rhode Island College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,148 applications and 3,845 students were granted admission. Rhode Island College is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 6% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT790 to 1020
ACT16 to 20

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Rhode Island College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,779 and in-state students paid $7,118.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$9,145
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,118
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$18,779
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of Rhode Island College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 50% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,465 (which is 0.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Rhode Island College in 2016-2017, was 724, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,939 (which is 6.8% below the national average.)

$4,465
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,939
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
86%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Rhode Island College has enrolled a total of 8,446 students (5,776 students full-time and 2,670 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,446 students, 638 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 30% men and 70% women and 7,398 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,048 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 10 students for distance studies.

8,446
Total Enrollment
638
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Hispanic: 16%

Black/African American: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Rhode Island College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 20% 108
Psychology 15% 81
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 61
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 59
Education 8% 45
Social Sciences 6% 32
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 5% 28
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 8
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

47%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Rhode Island College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

5%
Still enrolled
48%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Rhode Island College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,700. Last year, out of the total 2,149 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,999 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,195 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,997 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,700 $39,600
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 2,149 2,195

Campus Location

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